Planned Parenthood Defends Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

Planned Parenthood Defends Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

State  |  Steven Ertelt  |   Apr 24, 2019   |   4:19PM   |  Lansing, Michigan

A Planned Parenthood lobbyist in Michigan defended abortions that dismember nearly fully formed unborn babies Wednesday, claiming the barbaric procedures are a “standard of care.”

The Michigan House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors considered legislation to ban the practice during a hearing Wednesday. State House Bills 4320and 4321 would add dismemberment abortions to the current state ban on partial-birth abortions.

The Detroit News reports the hearing became heated as pro-life lawmakers and abortion activists with Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups debated the legislation.

“This practice is barbaric, it is agonizing, it is outrageous and it must stop,” said state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, a sponsor of the bill.

However, a Planned Parenthood lobbyist contended that the bill would outlaw an abortion procedure that is a “standard of care,” according to the report.

Amanda West, a spokesperson for the abortion chain’s Michigan branch, slammed the bill as an “orchestrated” attack on abortion access, reports.

“We are here because the lies have to stop. We must call these bills what they are, nothing more than an orchestrated national strategy by anti-abortion politicians to restrict abortion,” West said.

But abortion activists did not mention any details about the actual abortion procedure that pro-life lawmakers want to ban.

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, the co-sponsor of the bill, said the measure would ban a “gruesome, horrific and cruel abortion procedure whereby a tiny baby in its mother’s womb is literally ripped apart.”

Dismemberment abortion, otherwise known as dilation and evacuation (D&E), is a procedure in which the abortionist dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses steel instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus. It is a common second-trimester abortion method that dismembers a nearly fully-formed unborn baby while his or her heart is still beating.

In 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,777 D&E (dismemberment) abortions.

In many cases, the unborn babies may feel excruciating pain as they are being dismembered, Dr. Donna Harrison of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists testified Wednesday. She pointed to studies and practices where unborn babies in the second trimester are given anesthesia during fetal surgery to protect them from feeling pain.

The committee likely will vote on the legislation next week.

Currently, 11 states ban dismemberment abortions: Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky and North Dakota. Earlier this month, a judge blocked Ohio from enforcing its pro-life law.

Right to Life of Michigan urged residents to contact the committee members. They are:

The dismemberment law embodies model legislation from the National Right to Life Committee that would ban “dismemberment abortion,” using forceps, clamps, scissors or similar instruments on a living unborn baby to remove him or her from the womb in pieces.

Lawmakers also introduced a national bill to ban dismemberment abortions this spring in Congress.

When enough is enough… Parents are suing a Massachusetts public school district for keeping their “genderqueer” and trans children’s identities and new pronouns a secret from them

When enough is enough… Parents are suing a Massachusetts public school district for keeping their “genderqueer” and trans children’s identities and new pronouns a secret from them

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday by two sets of parents, including parents of an 11 year old “genderqueer” girl and a transgender boy child, against Ludlow Public Schools in Massachusetts for violating their parental rights by actively concealing their two children’s gender identities and pronouns secret from them.

The suit stands on the basis of violation of parental rights, due process, and religious freedom through injection of gender identity policies and aims to take down the woke school committee.

From The Daily Mail:

They say that their sincerely held religious beliefs require truthfulness, obedience to parents, and that they believe children are created as either male or female.

The narrative of the 58-page lawsuit focuses mostly Foote and Silvestri’s biological female child, identified only as B.F.

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The suit says that B.F., then an 11-year-old sixth grader, was given an assignment with others in her class in September 2019 to make a video describing their gender identity and preferred pronouns.

‘The videos of their children were created without the parents’ knowledge or consent and it remains unknown how these videos were used or who was allowed to view them,’ the suit states.

The district was filming children without their parents consent and for unknown purposes, while also encouraging kids to come up with strange pronouns and gender identities all the while hiding it from parents. This is a clear violation of parental rights, and violates the religious tenets of the parents as well.

With the encouragement of teachers and other school staff, B.F. came to the conclusion that they are “genderqueer” and use a variety of fake pronouns like ze/zir and fae/faerae, whatever those are supposed to mean.

The school also did not inform the parents that their other child, a boy who now identifies as a girl, has come out as transgender.

The district’s current superintendent has not commented on the suit, however the former superintendent was also accused within it of insulting the parents.

The suit accuses the former district superintendent, Todd Gazda, of insulting the parents during a public School Committee public meeting by claiming their concerns amounted to ‘intolerance of LGBTQ people thinly veiled’ behind a ‘camouflage of parental rights.’

Gazda went on to say that schools, not homes, are the true ‘safe space’ for children because schools supply ‘caring adults’ where students can discuss problems and find support for their ‘true identities,’ according to the suit.

Gazda’s goals are all but explicitly to remove children from their parents’ care and place them under the care of the schools, and therefore the state.

Ludlow Superintendent Lisa Nemeth

Several school staff and faculty, along with both the current and former superintendent, are named as defendants in the lawsuit.